Luke Schwartz

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Luke Schwartz
Nickname(s) __FullFlush1__
Residence London, England
Born (1984-02-15) 15 February 1984 (age 33)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
249th, 2013
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 7

Luke Schwartz-Orbach (born 15 February 1984) known as Luke Schwartz is a professional poker player, from North London, England.[1]

Poker career[edit]

Schwartz's first cash was at the Grosvenor World Masters in 2005 where he won £3,900 for his eighth place finish in the £1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event. Since then, he has only had a few other results, including £10,850 at the 2005 Harbour Lights in Brighton.[2]

Schwartz is best known for his online prowess, especially on Full Tilt Poker before the site was shut down, where he played under the moniker __FullFlush1__. He started off grinding ring games in 2005 but went broke several times before winning the Sunday Million on Poker Stars in 2007. After this win, Schwartz went back to the cash tables.[3] In recent times, he has taken on some of the biggest names in online poker such as Urindanger, durrrr, and Ziigmund, at the biggest stakes with some success.

Luke Schwartz played in the Party Poker Premier League.[4]

What has perhaps garnered more attention is his outspoken nature, both on and off the table. He regards himself as the best tournament player around, and even made his claim at the Monte Carlo High Rollers event to the rest of his table, which included Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey.[5]

In December 2009, Schwartz was chip leader heading into the Full Tilt Poker Million VIII final table, and eventually finished fourth collecting prize money of $150,000.[6] Schwartz had previously won his heat in the Poker Million VIII, overcoming a table of Bill Edler, Mark Vos and Tony G, before coming from behind to defeat John Duthie heads-up.[7] He then navigated a semi-final featuring Annette Obrestad and Tony Bloom to secure his place in the final. In 2012 at World Series of Poker [the poker players championship] Schwartz finished 4th for over $400,000 dollars.

Schwartz is currently a featured blogger on Black Belt Poker. His comments, many of which divide audiences, are often cited on forums such as Two Plus Two.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Poker Player __FullFlush1__". HighstakesDB. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  2. ^ "The Grosvenor World Masters, No Limit Hold'em: Hendon Mob Poker Database". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  3. ^ "__FullFlush1__: Luke Schwartz lets rip!". bluffeurope.com. 
  4. ^ Brendan Murray (2010-01-23). "Schwartz, Negreanu, Rousso Join Premier League Line-Up - European Poker News". Card Player. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  5. ^ "Schwartz takes on Ivey, Negreanu and Hansen". Poker Listings. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  6. ^ "James Akenhead Wins Full Tilt Poker Million VIII". pokerplayer.com. 
  7. ^ "Poker Million Heat - Luke Schwartz". cardplayer.com. 

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